Thursday, March 16, 2017

A Chilly Weekend

"We were meant to explore this earth like children do...unhindered by fear...propelled by curiosity and a sense of discovery."  -  unknown

"The competition is outside?!"

This realization came to my daughter, Megan, the day before we were leaving for her archery competition, two days before she would be outside shooting in Kentucky with a chilly weekend forecast.  Clearly she needed to repack her suitcase...

The archery competition involves hiking in groups of 4 on trails through the woods to each target.  It takes about 2 hours for 10 targets, she had 4 groups of 10 targets for this competition.  The parents watch them practice, then tell them to have fun as they head for the trail.  She loves it.

Megan shot.  John and I did some exploring.

We found a General Store you could get lost in.  There was anything and everything you could possibly think of: bottles, shovels, tins of all sorts, dishes, remember Coonskin Caps? They had a whole display.  A sealed metal drum labeled 'radioactive'?  They had it...and we walked quickly away from it.  We didn't buy anything at the General store, the prices were a little high, but I did buy some chocolate bourbon balls down the street.  The bourbon balls were good.  :)

We toured a cave.  I love stalagmites and stalactites.  It is also interesting to learn the inventive names given to formations by each cave.  This cave had 'cave bacon'.  The rock formation really looks like bacon as it is lit from behind with artificial light.

The sun came out on Sunday, making the morning temperatures a little more tolerable.  (Luckily it didn't snow until Monday when we were home.)  Megan had fun and did well in the competition.  John and I enjoyed our time there too. :) 

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Slowing Down

"Without patience, we will learn less in life.  We will see less.  We will feel less.  We will hear less.  Ironically, rush and more usually means less."  -   Mother Teresa
"Slow down and enjoy life.  It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why."  -  Eddie Cantor

Thursday, March 2, 2017


"Bloom where you are planted."  -  Mary Engelbreit

This is the first time it has happened in several Christmas cactus bloomed. 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

A Long Weekend

'There is always a sunrise and always a sunset and it's up to you to choose to be there for it,' said my mother. 'Put yourself in the way of beauty.'  -  Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Shades of Brown

"When you train your eyes to see the magic and miracles in the little things, you open the door for your whole life to shift."  -  Carol Woodliff

The warmish February afternoon was perfect for shooting.  Megan grabbed her bow and arrows.  I grabbed my Nikon.  

Sunday, February 5, 2017

My Daughter's Portrait

"A daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give." 
 -  Laurel Atherton
"Daughters hold our hands for a little while but hold our hearts forever."  
 -  unknown

Thursday, February 2, 2017


"Where focus goes energy flows...shift your focus toward where you want to go and your actions will take you in that direction."  -  Tony Robbins

Thursday, January 26, 2017


"What nicer thing can you do for somebody than make them breakfast?"  
 -  Anthony Bourdan
"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."  
 -  Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Is there one ingredient in your kitchen cabinet which you always add a little more of to the recipe than it recommends?